Lenny Brunson is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) with Covenant Physician Partners, Inc, based in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Brunson joined the company in July 2018 and oversees the Company’s information services strategy and operations. Covenant Physician Partners, Inc. is a privately held physician services company that owns and operates a variety of healthcare facilities including ambulatory surgery centers, anesthesia companies, anatomic pathology labs, and physician practices.
Mr. Brunson has more than 30 years of experience in information technology with 20-plus years in executive leadership positions, including 11 years as a healthcare CIO.
Prior to joining Covenant Physician Partners, Mr. Brunson served as the CIO for 21st Century Oncology of Fort Myers, Florida where he was responsible for the information technology systems and services of the premier provider of cancer care services across multiple modalities providing state-of-the-art, academic quality radiation therapy and other cancer treatments in a patient-centric setting focused on continuous innovation.
As the divisional CIO for ambulatory services with Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) of Springfield, Illinois, he served as a senior executive for the multi-institutional health care system that sponsored 15 hospitals and an integrated physician network in 12 communities across Illinois and Wisconsin. Mr. Brunson was primarily responsible for the effective use of technology for HSHS’ ambulatory groups: two 350+ provider multispecialty groups, a 100+ provider cardiology group, and an ISO-9001-compliant research organization with a distinguished record of clinical introduction for pharmaceutical, device, and cardio-vascular techniques. Additionally, he was accountable for the delivery of both the Allscripts TouchWorks® EHR and practice management systems, as well as the EpicCare Ambulatory EHR, to both internal HSHS entities and affiliated community physician practices.
As a Director in Navigant Consulting’s healthcare practice, as well as Vice President of Technology with Pivot Health’s physician practice management group, Mr. Brunson provided medical groups with senior IT analysis, oversight and/or management, including serving for nearly 4 years as the Chief Information Officer of Queens-Long Island Medical Group, PC, of Garden City, New York.
Mr. Brunson holds the distinguished designation of Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) from the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), where he also serves on various committees including the Opioid Task Force, the CHCIO Advisory Board, and as a CHIME Foundation Partner liaison. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and has previously served on the CIO Leadership Council for the American Medical Group Association.